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Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) talks to his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro during the opening ceremony of the ALBA-TCP Extraordinary Ebola summit in Havana October 20, 2014.  Reuters

Latin American leaders have prioritized the interests of Cuba and Venezuela over their very own-risking the region’s image in the global marketplace.

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Corruption and violence surround the investigation of the missing student case in Mexico, undermining the president’s efforts to portray the country as stable.

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff won a second four-year term yesterday, defeating challenger Aécio Neves by a slim margin.

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Plummeting oil prices strain faltering Maduro regime in Venezuela.

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On October 26, Brazilian voters will choose between Dilma Rousseff’s statist micromanagement and protectionism and Aécio Neves’s program of economic liberalization and freer trade.

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Brazilian presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff and Aécio Neves squared off last night in the first of four debates.

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Recent polls and an important endorsement bode well for free-market advocate Aécio Neves against incumbent Rousseff in the Brazilian election.

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President Bachelet’s interventionist policies stall economic growth in Chile.

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Despite winning the most votes in Brazil’s first round elections, Dilma Roussef will have to adjust quickly to confront the pro-growth vision offered by the seasoned Neves and a Social Democratic Party machine that also performed effectively.

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